News from Grossmont Healthcare District
The Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, will present the 8th annual East County Senior Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the Santee Trolley Square shopping center, 9850 Mission Gorge Road, Santee. Admission is free.
More than 50 exhibit booths will include free health screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, body fat, stroke prevention, ear wax and hand problems, as well as free information on senior housing home care services, nutrition services and volunteer opportunities.
Other event sponsors include the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center and East County Senior Service Providers, a coalition of community organizations and agencies that serve seniors in the East County.
For event information, phone (619) 740-4214 or visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. In 1991, the District leased the hospital's operation to Sharp HealthCare under a 30-year lease that runs through the year 2021. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
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